Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Make Sure You're Still Sneaky...

-Here's a philosophical question: If your PCs are in the big city and break into a random drug store, do they get potions or do they just get a bunch of echinacea and St. John's Wort and whatall?

That's really a Noir v. Weird Tale question. In a Lankhmarish city like Vornheim then, yeah, there'll be some bona fide potions in there. If you're lucky...

(Bigger version here.)
Some other notes on this episode...
-There was a bit more rigamarole and dice rolling before Satine got knocked unconscious, but for clarity's sake it got elided in the video.

-Frankie V. Wyvern: Don't you just love it when you can freak your players out by doing absolutely nothing?

-For those not keeping score, Frankie asks if she can get the Wyvern to like her on four separate occasions in about four minutes.

-The mutation chart was from the old Warhammer Realms of Chaos supplement.


  1. So... the wyvern had no advice to destroy an homonculus? Tragic.

    Realms of Chaos is a great pair of books. Certainly has some of the most evocative and nightmarish artwork of any game books ever!

  2. Ah yes, I was about to ask about the mutation chart, as I thought I recognised "Really Long Legs" as a very WFRPish turn of phrase.

    I really liked the way this one was edited, with that non-linear flashback structure. Very neat.

  3. "Frankie V. Wyvern: Don't you just love it when you can freak your players out by doing absolutely nothing?"

    Yes! More than anything else it tells me the players are engaged and digging what I am laying out! Pure GM satisfaction.

  4. I love it when the players do random and insane things to harmless townspeople. Be a hoot if the old man in the potion shop was the grandfather to the head of the assassin's guild.

  5. The look Frankie gives Connie when she asks if she can steal some of the Wyvern's gold: priceless.

  6. Really enjoyed the last few episodes; your editing keeps getting better, and the story you're weaving is very engaging. Look forward to this each week.

  7. Did i miss something? What happened to The Sword? Playing the album at the same time as the show just isn't the same...

  8. I'd really like to see Zak run some variant of "Bazaar of the Bizaare" on the group, speaking of Leiber...